Recent News Headlines : Syria - Syria

THE DEFEAT OF ISIS IN RAQQA TESTS U.S. COMMITMENT TO SYRIAN KURDS


Raqqa U.S.-backed force claims capture of Islamic State's de facto Syrian capital... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 475

FALL OF RAQQA NO END GAME FOR U.S. AS ISLAMIC STATE, OTHER EXTREMIST THREATS PERSIST, SPREAD


The U.S. military on Tuesday estimated 6,500 IS fighters remain in eastern Syria and western Iraq, many concentrated along the Euphrates River valley straddling the border... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 0

AFTER YEARS OF BOMBING AND DEATH, RAQQA IS FREE FROM IS. BUT THE COST OF VICTORY IS DEVASTATING


In the final battle for a stadium complex and hospital, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces SDF says it killed 22 foreign IS fighters... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 189

ISLAMIC STATE SAID DEFEATED IN ITS SYRIAN CAPITAL RAQQA


Another field commander, who gave his name as Abjal al-Syriani, said SDF fighters had found burned weapons and documents in the stadium... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 0

SYRIAN CITY OF RAQQA LIBERATED FROM ISLAMIC STATE


Syrian city of Raqqa liberated from Islamic State reports... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 1218

ISRAELI JETS BOMB SYRIAN ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY AFTER SPY PLANES FIRED AT NEAR LEBANON BORDER


The Israeli military has repeatedly targeted arms convoys within Syria, claiming that they were carrying ammunition to Hezbollah, Israel's Lebanon-based adversary... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 5751

ONLY BRITISH WOMAN FIGHTING ISIS IN SYRIA SAYS SHE CAN NEVER RETURN HOME


Kimmie Taylor sits at the top of an open concrete staircase gazing at the sun as it sets over Isis-held Raqqa city, cigarette between her fingers... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 2508

SYRIAN REFUGEES SHOULD RETURN TO CALMER AREAS


Syrian refugees should return to calmer areas Lebanon president... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 0

ISRAEL DESTROYS ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY AFTER TAKING FIRE IN SYRIA


Jonathan Conricus said Israeli planes were on a routine reconnaissance mission near the Lebanese-Syrian border when they came under fire... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 39

ISRAELI JETS ATTACK ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY IN SYRIA IN RETALIATORY STRIKE


If anti-aircraft fire is being carried out for any military activity, we will respond as we did now, said the Israeli military spokesman... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 911

ISRAELI JETS ATTACK ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY IN SYRIA


He called it the first incident of Syrian forces targeting Israeli planes since the civil war began in 2011... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 73

ISIS MORAL POLICE 'WHIPPED, BEAT & JAILED' DEFIANT AL-MAYADEEN RESIDENTS, SURVIVORS TELL RT


The Syrian Army, supported by the Russian Air Force, meanwhile continues to advance on the remaining pockets of terrorist resistance between Al-Mayadeen and Deir ez-Zor city... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 445

LAVROV: US-LED FORCES GUILTY OF 'BLOODY PROVOCATIONS' IN SYRIA


Syrian Democratic Forces encouraging terrorists to attack positions gained by Damascus, says Russian foreign minister. SDF has previously accused Russia of bombing its fighters... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 3

TURKISH OFFICIAL REBUFFS CALL FOR IDLIB TROOP PULLOUT


Syrian call made to save Damascus's face in public, senior MP says, adding Russia and Turkey are cooperating in Idlib... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 1739

BATTLE FOR ISLAMIC STATE'S SYRIAN HQ NEAR END


Islamic State militants have lost swathes of land to various offensives across Syria and Iraq, forced into a diminishing foothold along the Euphrates river valley... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 0

EVACUATION ENDS AS ISIL DEFEAT IN SYRIA'S RAQQA NEARS


Battle for Raqqa continues after some ISIL fighters leave their self-proclaimed capital in Syria under withdrawal deal... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 2459

EVACUATION DEAL AS ISIL DEFEAT IN SYRIA'S RAQQA NEARS


A US-led coalition battling ISIL in Syrian and Iraq specifically ruled out the exit of foreign fighters, while making no mention of local fighters... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 161

ISIS FACING COLLAPSE IN SYRIA'S RAQQA


Omar Alloush, a local Raqqa official, told The Associated Press on Friday that about 100 ISIS militants surrendered at once... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 11185

ALL IS FIGHTERS HAVE FLED FORMER CALIPHATE STRONGHOLD RAQQA


Within the past 24 hours, approximately 100 ISIS terrorists have surrendered in Raqqa, and were removed from the city, the coalition said in an emailed statement to AFP... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 427

DOZENS OF IS FIGHTERS SURRENDER AS RAQA'S FALL NEARS


A monitor said no Syrian members of the jihadist group remained in Raqa, and that negotiations on the fate of foreign fighters were ongoing... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 0

TURKISH TROOPS MOVE INTO AL-QAIDA-DOMINATED SYRIAN PROVINCE


Last week, Turkey announced an operation with Syrian opposition forces in Idlib to implement a de-escalation zone in the province... READ MORE

13th October, 2017 0

CIVILIANS POUR OUT OF SYRIA'S RAQA AS BOMBING INTENSIFIES


As the end to the battle draws near, growing numbers of IS fighters are handing themselves in to SDF forces, according to unit commander Ali Sher... READ MORE

13th October, 2017 0

ISIL BLAMED FOR DEADLY SUICIDE ATTACKS IN SYRIA


A Syrian army source had recently described Mayadeen as the military capital of ISIL in Deir Az Zor... READ MORE

13th October, 2017 1124

TURKISH TROOPS ENTER NORTHERN SYRIA IN NEW OPERATION


Turkish troops travelling in a convoy of 12 armoured vehicles have entered northern Syria in a new military operation... READ MORE

13th October, 2017 4481

NO NEGOTIATED PULLOUT FOR IS FROM SYRIA'S RAQQA


A broader effort by the Raqqa Civil Council to get the remaining civilians out of there, according to Dillon... READ MORE

11th October, 2017 0

SUICIDE ATTACK TARGETS POLICE HQ IN DAMASCUS


Suicide bombers tried to storm the main police headquarters building and clashed with guards before detonating their explosive devices outside on Wednesday, Syrian state television reported... READ MORE

11th October, 2017 1296

US OFFERS REWARDS FORTALAL HAMIYAH AND FUAD SHUKR


The US named Iran-backed Hezbollah as a foreign terrorist organisation in 1997... READ MORE

11th October, 2017 2005

RUSSIA ACCUSES U.S. OF PRETENDING TO FIGHT ISLAMIC STATE IN SYRIA, IRAQ


Russia accuses US of pretending to fight Islamic State in Syria Iraq... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 2954

TURKEY'S FINANCIAL WOES POLITICAL, BUT CARRY TRADE EXPOSED TO US


The incoming Trump Administration hoped that a Russian-American deal would stabilize Syria, and that Turkey would act as a counterweight to Iranian ambitions inside Syria... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 32

TURKEY BACKS SYRIAN REBEL GROUP IN IDLIB PUSH


President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey says Turkish forces will back the Free Syrian Army rebel group in an anti-extremist operation in Idlib province... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 57

Trending News Headlines : Syria

STRANDED ISIS CONVOY SYMBOLIZES MILITANTS STALLED CAMPAIGN


The Islamic States convoy, chased around Syria for five days with nowhere to go, has become emblematic of the militants declining fortunes... READ MORE

2nd September, 2017 5858

PROBE REVEALS CHEMICAL WEAPONS USE IN HAMA


Syria Probe reveals chemical weapons use in Hama... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 5083

VICTORY FOR ASSAD LOOKS INCREASINGLY LIKELY AS WORLD LOSES INTEREST IN SYRIA


Now Syria will descend further into territories run by warlords... READ MORE

31st August, 2017 5049

LARGE CONVOY OF TURKISH TROOPS MASSES AT SYRIA BORDER


The treaty requires the entry of Turkish forces in areas controlled by the Syrian opposition in the province of Idlib... READ MORE

17th September, 2017 4372

ISRAEL REPORTED TO HAVE BOMBED SYRIAN CHEMICAL WEAPONS FACILITY


Israeli jets have reportedly bombed a Syrian government facility in north-west of the country believed to be associated with Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons programme... READ MORE

8th September, 2017 3415

RUSSIAN AIR RAIDS KILL 34 CIVILIANS NEAR DEIR AZ ZOR


Oil-rich Deir Az Zor province borders Iraq and is a strategic prize for both SDF and the Syrian army... READ MORE

10th September, 2017 3234

SYRIA MONITOR: 28 CIVILIANS KILLED IN IDLIB


At least 28 civilians have been killed in air attacks in the opposition stronghold of Idlib province in northwestern Syria, according to a war-monitoring group... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 3177

RUSSIAN FORCES FIRE ON US-BACKED SYRIAN REBELS


A Russian strike wounded members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, the anti-ISIS coalition said Saturday, near the city of Deir Ezzor... READ MORE

18th September, 2017 3016

SYRIAN DISSIDENT AND HER AMERICAN DAUGHTER KILLED IN THEIR ISTANBUL HOME


ISTANBUL -- A prominent Syrian activist and her journalist daughter were found dead in their Istanbul apartment late Thursday, according to Turkish media reports... READ MORE

22nd September, 2017 3003

KURDS' VOTE A STEP TOWARDS MIDEAST PARTITION


Hassan Nasrallah described Kurdish referendum last week as part of an American-Israeli plot to carve up the Middle East... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 2889

LEBANON SENTENCES AHMED AL-ASSIR TO DEATH


Cleric was tried along with 38 others accused of killing Lebanese soldiers in the southern city of Sidon in 2013... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 2864

RUSSIA: SEVERAL ISIL TOP LEADERS KILLED IN SYRIA ATTACK


ISIL leader in Deir Az Zor and group's 'minister of war' among 40 fighters killed in air strike, defence ministry says... READ MORE

8th September, 2017 2848

ISLAMIC STATE CONVOY REMAINS STUCK IN SYRIA


The convoy includes 308 lightly armed ISIS fighters with 330 of their relatives in 17 buses... READ MORE

1st September, 2017 2696

ISRAELI JETS STRIKE MILITARY FACILITY IN HAMA


Israeli fighter jets have struck a military facility in western Syria, killing two people, according to a Syrian commander quoted by the state-run news agency SANA... READ MORE

7th September, 2017 2650

SDF SAYS IT TOOK CONOCO GAS FIELD FROM ISIL


US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces claim to have taken a major gas field, which is located in Deir Az Zor... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 2161

PENTAGON: RUSSIA KNOWINGLY HIT US-BACKED SDF IN SYRIA


Russian munitions impacted a location known to the Russians to contain Syrian Democratic Forces and coalition advisers, the Pentagon said... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 1843

US-LED AIR STRIKES BLOCK ISIL EVACUATION DEAL


The evacuation deal, brokered by Lebanon's Hezbollah and the Syrian army, sparked a furious reaction from Iraq and the United States... READ MORE

31st August, 2017 1813

RUSSIA BLAMES US POLICY FOR VALERY ASAPOV'S DEATH


The Russian defence ministry has said Asapov was killed in shelling by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ISIL group near Deir Az Zor... READ MORE

25th September, 2017 1796

ISIL POSTS 'BAGHDADI AUDIO' ISSUING 'RESISTANCE' CALL


US-backed Iraqi forces have since defeated ISIL in Mosul, where Baghdadi declared a self-styled caliphate three years ago... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 1711

SYRIAN ARMY CAPTURES KEY SUPPLY ROUTE IN DEIR AZ ZOR


Syrian government-aligned Hezbollah says Palmyra to Deir Az Zor highway captured from ISIL in latest push... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 1641

CIVILIAN CASUALTIES SPIRAL IN SYRIA AS AIR RAIDS TARGET AREAS MARKED FOR CEASE-FIRE


BEIRUT -- Civilian casualties have spiraled across Syria in recent weeks as pro-government forces launch hundreds of bombing raids across areas marked for international protection... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 1632

ERDOGAN: TURKEY BACKING FSA REBELS IN NEW IDLIB PUSH


The Hurriyet daily said ultimately Turkey would ensure security in Idlib city and Russia in the surrounding area... READ MORE

7th October, 2017 1609

BRITAIN WITHDRAWS LAST OF TROOPS TRAINING SYRIAN REBELS AS WORLD POWERS DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM OPPOSITION


Britain has quietly halted its training of Syrian rebels, reflecting growing acknowledgment among key opposition backers that President Bashar al-Assad has victory in his sights... READ MORE

2nd September, 2017 1532

DEIR AZ ZOR: SYRIAN ARMY 'CLOSE TO BREAKING' ISIL SIEGE


Mohamed Ibrahim al-Samra, Deir Az Zor's provincial governor told Syria's state news agency Sana that besieged residents were celebrating as pro-government forces approached... READ MORE

4th September, 2017 1496

MOSCOW DENIES ISIL CAPTIVES ARE RUSSIAN SOLDIERS


According to Ruslan Leviev, a Moscow-based military researcher with Conflict Intelligence Team, both men are likely to be Russian mercenaries who were sent to fight in Deir Az Zor... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 1484

U.S. WARPLANES ARE CALLED OFF SURVEILLANCE OF ISIS CONVOY, AT RUSSIA'S REQUEST


The vehicles had been stuck in the desert for days after U.S. airstrikes prevented them from reaching Islamic State terrritory... READ MORE

8th September, 2017 1460

'MILLIONS OF DOLLARS MISSING' IN SCHOOL AID FOR SYRIANS


Funding gaps prevented 500,000 Syrian children in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey from attending school in 2016, HRW says... READ MORE

14th September, 2017 1454

JORDAN 'SUMMARILY DEPORTING SYRIAN REFUGEES': HRW


Jordan previously pledged to make 200,000 work permits available to Syrian refugees at a 2016 donor conference in London... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 1439

BULK OF ISIL CONVOY LEAVES SYRIA'S GOVERNMENT-HELD AREA


Eleven buses carrying ISIL fighters and their families head for Deir Az Zor province after deal with Syrian government... READ MORE

2nd September, 2017 1427

US-BACKED SDF TO LAUNCH OFFENSIVE TO RETAKE RAQQA


The United Nations estimates there are up to 25,000 civilians trapped inside Raqqa, with very limited access to basic supplies such as food, water and fuel... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 1414


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